If you’re wondering whether to buy the Nectar or Loom & Leaf memory foam mattress, look no further. We cover everything you need to know in this comprehensive comparison.
Nectar and Loom & Leaf are both memory foam mattresses with cooling gel foam layers. The Nectar is one of Mattress Advisor’s best value mattresses, and Loom & Leaf is one of our top-rated memory foam mattresses.
In this comparison, you’ll learn which mattress provides better pressure relief, spinal alignment, and motion isolation, as well as which is more budget-friendly. These beds have very different strengths, so we’ll conclude by sharing which one we recommend for different kinds of sleepers.
Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period
Medium firm: 5.5-6/10
Gel memory foam
Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress
Luxury memory foam mattress made by Saatva
Relaxed firm: 6/10; Firm: 8/10
Memory foam mattress with cooling gel; available in relaxed firm or firm
15-year limited warranty
|Nectar||Loom & Leaf|
|Twin||39” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||39” x 80”||38” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 75”||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Check out how the prices differ for the Nectar and Loom & Leaf mattresses. These are the original costs without any discount codes.
|Nectar||Loom & Leaf|
See how these two mattresses scored on 14 important categories.
|Nectar||Loom & Leaf|
|Motion Transfer Test||8.5||5|
|Edge Support Test||9||6.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||7|
|Spinal Alignment Test||7.5||9|
|Customer Service Score||8.5||9|
|Social Impact Score||5||7|
Sleeping position is an important consideration when shopping for the right mattress. We recommend the Nectar for side sleepers. It scored 8.5/10 for pressure relief, while Loom & Leaf only scored 7/10. Side sleepers really need extra cushion on their shoulders and hips; otherwise, they’ll fall out of spinal alignment and develop back and neck pain. Nectar’s mattress delivers in this area.
Stomach sleepers will feel the most comfortable on either the Nectar or the relaxed firm Loom & Leaf mattress. Both fall at about 6.5/10 on the firmness scale, meaning they provide enough softness to cushion rib and hip bones and enough support to keep the spine aligned.
We recommend the firm Loom & Leaf mattress for back sleepers, who don’t need as much pressure relief as side sleepers. The firm option still contours closely to your natural back curves, but prevents too much sinkage, so your back stays aligned while you sleep.
There’s no question—the Nectar is the more affordable mattress. For those willing to pay a luxury price, the Loom & Leaf scored higher on spinal alignment and durability. It’s also constructed of organic and premium materials, which account for some of the added cost and luxury label.
Couples and light sleepers should go with the Nectar. Not only did it perform really well on our motion transfer evaluation (8.5/10), but Loom & Leaf scored remarkably low (5/10). The Nectar is going to do a much better job of eliminating movement-related disturbances during the night. If you sleep alone or are a very heavy sleeper, this may not be a big deal for you.
If you are concerned about warranty coverage, it’s hard to beat Nectar’s lifetime warranty. Loom & Leaf provides a 15-year mattress warranty. Most mattresses last about that long, so you’re really getting coverage for the full mattress lifespan.
Nectar also offers a 365-day sleep trial. If you need a long time to make decisions, or if you’d like to test the mattress in multiple seasons, this is a good option for you. If trial period isn’t as important, Loom & Leaf still gives you a generous 120-day sleep trial.
Finally, consumers who want a luxury delivery experience, or who simply need extra help setting up their mattress, will enjoy Loom & Leaf’s free white glove delivery service. Nectar delivers your mattress compressed, rolled, and boxed. You’ll need to carry it inside, unbox it, and unroll it on your foundation. It will take around 24 hours to fully inflate.
Still unclear about which of these beds is for you? These are our recommendations by sleeping position, budget, sleep environment, and buying experience.
Nectar has better pressure relief for side sleepers, and Loom & Leaf has better spinal alignment for back and stomach sleepers. Nectar is definitely the lower cost mattress. Both beds have an average score for cooling. Nectar offers a lifetime warranty and yearlong sleep trial, and Loom & Leaf gives you free white glove delivery.
Hopefully you now have a good idea of which of these is the best mattress for you. Regardless of what you choose, we trust that you’ll have sweet dreams in your future!
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